The Knoxville Fire Department is opening its doors to the public today from 5 to 7 p.m. to celebrate National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. The open house event will allow community members to tour fire trucks, meet emergency responders, and learn more about emergency services in the city.
“This year, like years in the past, we have an event during EMS Week. Where we try to invite the community out to shed light on what we do here in EMS. The theme of the year is called ‘Rising to the Challenge,'” said Battalion Chief of EMS, Justin Smith in an interview with KNIA/KRLS News.
The open house will feature tours of fire trucks and medical equipment, demonstrations from the Crisis Canines of the Midlands, and Mercy Two air ambulance. Local EMS agencies will also be present to educate attendees about their services. Tacos will be provided to all visitors.
EMS Week recognizes the dedication of emergency medical services personnel in communities across the nation. The open house at the Knoxville Fire Department aims to raise public awareness about the critical role that first responders and emergency services play in serving the needs of the city’s citizens during medical emergencies and crises.
The Knoxville Fire Department Open House will be held today, May 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission to the open house event is free and open to the public.